When Tito Loved Clara
A moving and dramatic novel of a suburban wife and mother whose past comes back to haunt her...
Clara Lugo has escaped her difficult and tumultuous childhood in a Dominican neighborhood in the northern reaches of Manhattan. Now she tries to live a settled professional life with her American husband and son in the suburbs of New Jersey-often thwarted by Clara's constellation of relatives who don't understand her gringa ways.
Her mostly happy life is disrupted, however, when Tito, a former boyfriend from fifteen years earlier, reappears. He still carries a torch for Clara, and she harbors a secret from their past. Their reunion will set in motion an unraveling of both of their lives-and reveal what assimilation, or the absence of it, has cost them both...